The North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA) hosts a variety of networking luncheons throughout the year. Each luncheon focuses on current topics of interest to economic developers and includes the opportunity to interact with fellow professionals, opinion leaders, and others who have an interest in supporting our state’s economic development activities.
Western NC Regional Luncheon
Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm (optional tour from 2-3 pm)
Location: Biltmore Estate
Registration Fee: $25
Industrial Hemp and What it Means for North Carolina’s Economy
Join us to learn more about the burgeoning hemp industry and the opportunity it brings for positive business impact in North Carolina. We’ll welcome Blake Butler, Executive Director of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, who will share information about hemp as it pertains to farming, retail, and the manufacturing/processing opportunities for hemp in our state. Blake will also discuss labor concerns/issues as the NC economic development community grapples with job creation and maintaining a marketable workforce. During the luncheon we will also discuss several exciting hemp related business and collaborative initiatives that are happening in WNC.
February 2018 Networking Luncheon
Date: Thursday, February 15 / Noon – 1:30 pm
Subject: Using GIS to Market Your Economic Development Assets: North Carolina Case Studies
Location: City Club Raleigh
2018 February Networking Luncheon Agenda
2018 February Networking Luncheon Attendee List
2018 February Networking Luncheon Presentations:
- Chris Nichols – Product Manager, geothinQ
Chris’ demonstration was based on geothinQ’s platform (www.geothinQ.com). geothinQ is a pioneer of on-demand geographic land mapping and data visualization. It features an accessible, forward facing platform, with an interface that feels familiar even after a few clicks. Users visualize data relevant to their region, and the built-in search and analytical functions can display different scenarios and answer value-based questions. Use geothinQ’s standard layers, including ownership boundaries, large tracts, value per acre, topography, wetlands and FEMA flood zones to quickly visualize the geography of your region; geothinQ also contains powerful property search features, strong graphics tools for strategizing, a collaboration platform and high-quality PDF creation capabilities. geothinQ is available as a custom GIS product (contact Chris at nichols.c@geothinQ.com) and a geothinQ Regions product. To view a complete list of geothinQ Regions and the data they include visit: geothinq.com/get-started/
- Robin Spinks – Principal, Greenfield
Sponsorship opportunities are available for each NCEDA conference and event.
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